The entrance to Watermark House main entry to The Library & The Studio accommodation.Deco inspired kitchenette that leads on to the private deck.
Watermark House-The Library+Views
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2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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You will be staying in part of the circa 1910 farmhouse and orchard. This unique space is also used as a writer's retreat, giving you an intimate and creative mountain experience. Eco-friendly with solar cells, recycle and reuse ethos. Using eco-organic products for personal care, laundry, bathroom. Set in a beautiful historic garden, with views, birds and sunny deck. It's the perfect escape for romantic couples, families, singles. At the North end of Leura Mall, a minute's drive or 25 min walk.

The space

The Eco-Library accommodation, has a separate kitchenette with sink, electric 2 burner hotplate and a BBQ, refrigerator, toaster, kettle, microwave and rice cooker plus glasses (wine, champagne, beer), crockery, cutlery etc. A sunny bedroom with comfy queen bed and lovely window aspect. A modern bathroom with shower, heating and large mirror. A combined living/dinning area with beautiful feature leadlight windows looking out in to a private gardens and green views beyond. There is a large wooden dining table and cosy two seater couch with footstool and throw rug so you can put your feet up after those long trecks or commutes. A private deck area with table and chairs. The kitchenette has all the necessary basics for a little comfort and cooking. A warm and cosy place with carpet, curtains and blinds for privacy and warmth. We also have electric blankets, towel warmer, an electric log fire heater plus one other, hot water bottles, throw rugs. We have solar cells and try maintain an eco-recycle/re-use ethos with healthy chemical free cleaning, laundry and personal care products. Added bonus: we don't get noise from midnight coal trains, highway trucks and tourist buses!

Guest access

Please park in the driveway next to the letterbox. Guests have their own private access and key via the deck area and can come and go as they please. Enter through the double wooden gates down the path to the front door or turn right at the wooden gate and go straight to the accommodation if that is what has been pre-arranged. Leave the sensor light on and kitchenette light if you plan to return at night (switch in kitchenette).

Interaction with guests

We enjoy welcoming new guest from all over the world and are happy to have a chat about any questions you may have about exploring the many walks, cafes or history of the area. You have as much privacy as you want and we leave it up to you to contact us via text or come to the front door. If we are not at the house we are just a phone call away.

Other things to note

Autumn, Winter and early Spring in the Mountains can be chilly, so be sure to pack your winter woolies, beanie, scarf, gloves and slippers. We hope you enjoy it! Watermark House is the original farm house in this area and dates back to circa 1910. It has headlight windows throughout, that originally came from the famous Carrington Hotel in Katoomba. The house has a beautiful woodland garden with daffodils, blue bells, camellias, azaleas, rhododendrons and many other varieties of plants that can be enjoyed at your leisure. There is also abundant bird life from Black Cockatoos to King Parrots and Satin Bower-Birds.

Business travel
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Family/kid friendly
Wireless Internet
Free parking on premises

Security Deposit $344 NZD
Weekly Discount: 10%
Weekend Price $178 NZD / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 couch

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in time is 2PM - 10PM
Check out by 10AM
Self check-in with lockbox

Strickly no smoking inside or outside the house or anywhere on the premises. We run a healthy and well maintained bnb and like guests to feel the same way. Sorry, but we are not set up for pets. As a safety precaution, just a reminder to turn off all lights (except sensor light if out at night), electrical switches and heaters, when you leave the house. It does get cold in the mountains so to keep the heat in, close all windows, blinds and curtains at night and also keep the bathroom door closed as the open fan in the ceiling will suck out all the hot air. There is a fan heater in the bathroom to be used when you have a shower etc but not to be left on. Also, if you have muddy trekking shoes, please leave them in the kitchenette area. Feel free to wander amongst the garden area and use the garden seat. We also have some play equipment in the back area that is just for kids under 10yrs or less than 30kg. Use at own risk but you must supervise kids at all times as their is no soft landing just normal ground. You can also park in the driveway near the gate. Thank you for respecting our rules and hope to see you soon!


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

98 Reviews

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John & Marion User Profile
June 2017
Nice cottage for 2 in a lovely quiet garden setting away from the highway and trains. Easy to self-cater. A good base for getting around the area, whether it be around to Mt Tomah gardens via the Norman Lindsay home and gallery or over to the Jenolan Caves - and not forgetting the local sights like Echo Point and the variety of walks both reasonably accessible and more vertically testing ones. Our late May-early June stay still saw lots of autumn colours. The Blue Mountains are chilly in winter so be prepared to wrap up. We had fine weather which helped with our walks but definitely needed to put the heater on when we got home. It should be lovely in spring and autumn. Don't know how hot summer gets up there. Plenty of fairly intellectual reading material in the bookshelves. TV worked fine to keep up with the news and the internet coped with the standard tasks. We were there for 6 days and although Watermark doesn't have a laundry, there is an excellent laundromat next to Aldi in nearby Katoomba. Abundant bird life and even a possum on the roof one night. However, the few kookaburras hardly made any noise. As always, you can invariably expect a good stay when there is a comfy bed and a hot shower! Would come back to stay again.

Laura User Profile
November 2017
Beautiful setting and easy to find.

Jan User Profile
November 2017
Larry's place is a cosy and conveniently located base for your explorations of the Blue Mountains. We stayed in The Library, a cottage with a lot of charm and an authentic feel.

Bella User Profile
November 2017
Place was clean, cute and very comfortable. However it was seperated into two different parts on one house which was not described in the listing, it also had a kids playground in the backyard leading us to believe that the area may not be that private. Aside from that it was a nice stay and Larry was clear aboyar directions and easily communicative.

Janet User Profile
November 2017
Thanks Larry. My son and girlfriend said they had a very relaxing time with you and loved your home.

Wendy User Profile
November 2017
Don't take a book - there's plenty to read in the Library! The silence at night is profound in this part of North Leura, and it's a delightful space to completely cut off from the world and relax.

Gillian Ayling User Profile
October 2017
This is a great place full of charm and character. Unfortunately the weather was not kind to us but by having this place to relax in that did not matter. We walked into leura very easily and explored near by towns with our car. I would defiantly come back to the library.

New South Wales, AustraliaJoined in March 2015
Larry User Profile

I am a writer and love travelling and meeting people in this beautiful part of the world amongst birds and nature. I love the tranquillity of the Blue Mountains. My partner Belle and I enjoy the running the bnb (per Fatuxa Pty Ltd ABN).

Languages: English, Français
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

About the home

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Eleanor and Jane help host.

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